We value reading as an empowering skill for our students to not only achieve more highly across all areas of the curriculum, but also to develop a lifelong love of all types of literature which enriches all aspects of their learning journey throughout life. Our students are encouraged to develop skills of empathy by promoting a wider world view through reading an extensive range of literature and fostering an understanding of different perspectives.
UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
During Year 13 you will have access to 1:1 support and group sessions that focus on the UCAS and application process for university and vocational college. Your Specialism Lead will support you every step of the way in securing places at your chosen institutions. Should your career path change throughout your time at LeAF, our dedicated Careers Advisors will support you with your next steps.
As LS6 students you are provided with the opportunity to attend our very popular Careers Opportunities, including the Move It Performing Arts Convention in London, our newly established Sports Specialism Careers Fayre and our Trust careers events. At these events, you will have the opportunity to meet with further and higher education providers and employers to broaden your horizons and learn how you can progress in your chosen career pathway. In Year 12 you will also take part in a minimum of 2 weeks work experience in order to gain direct first-hand experience of the world of work.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education provides our students have with the opportunity to explore a range of topics including financial management, interview technique and communication with employers, effective social media use, and managing adversity using performance psychology strategies. Along with topics such as Healthy Relationships, Sex Education, Physical Health, and Mental Wellbeing. As well as schemes of work led by our teaching and coaching staff, PSHE includes workshops and assemblies from several external agencies.
You will meet with your form tutor once a week but will also have regular access to your Head of Year. You are able to book 1 to 1 or small group sessions with your Head of Year and teachers to support your learning, studies or wellbeing.
Our pastoral care is at the heart of what we do and woven through every pupil’s experience, fostering friendly relationships among our students and daily opportunities to speak openly to specialism teachers. LS6 students can further benefit from access to a dedicated KS5 Pastoral Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead who is on hand to provide 1:1 emotional wellbeing support in the Sixth Form Centre, and triages students, when required, for a range of external support services.
LeAF Studio foster a whole school approach to promoting comfortable, happy, healthy, tolerant, resilient and safe students. Our open-minded KS5 pastoral support system surrounds the sixth formers at every level, enabling you to fulfil your potential and develop your passions.